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>> the temperatures are at or below freezing in the far areas.est the back edge of the precipitation is coming up it will take awhile to have to baltimore. there is another storm on the horizon. we will talk about that in a few minutes. >> blamed the nasty weather for scores of accidents. temperatures are expected to continue to rise. the department of transportation has some of vice for drivers. >> proceed with extreme caution and maintain a safe distance, allow yourself extra time for travel. some roadways will be slippery, especially the bridges and overpasses. if you have complaints or concerns, dial 311 trade we will monitor through the debris we're
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expecting the temperatures to rise. we will be here throughout the evening. >> folks were heading out early to shop for the staples of winter. of the jennifer franciotti has that part of the story. >> this is how it started. an icy mix. sleet coming down, the kind can hear when it hits. it was the bad weather that had most people hitting home depot. ice melt and salt were moved up front by the pallet-load. >> i am looking for freeze tonight so i will be prepared. >> the knicks turned into snow. these wet flakes coming down harder. here in north baltimore its
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stock to the ground and to the roads. that had salt trucks moving. >> i do not like it at all. it is ok. i will live through it. >> she wants this to be the last snow this season. >> it is the day after christmas, we have to have a little bit of snow. after friday, it has to go away. >> it looks like this may be the beginning or a week filled with christmas know. more winter weather is in the forecast for this weekend. >> oh, snow. >> the first measurable snow of the year in the greater baltimore area had people on edge and excited at the same time. we caught up with some folks at a local grocery store to see what they thought. >> if there's one thing for sure, kids and never have a problem with snow. your daughter is liking it.
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>> she is loving it. >> do you like the snow? >> yes. it is fun in the snow. >> my 7-year-old said at least we have a white after christmas. that is awesome. >> their kids and a dog at home that like to play in it. i am looking forward to enjoying it with them. >> we found a lot of adults trying to grab a few groceries in case. >> she wanted to make so i had to go get stuff. >> it is more fun to make in the snow? >> i think so. >> did it affect your shopping? whether you love the snow or
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despise it, there's something about the first snow of the year that makes it special. >> i wish i could still ski. >> it gives you the edge. >> that is right. >> you can track the snow using our apps. get the updated forecast every day at he frantically used his cell phone to call for help. when police arrived they arrested and charged him in the murder of his son. he was indicted today. the troubling details he told police. indicted by a baltimore city grand jury, dion ware remains in
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central booking. it was november 26 when baltimore city police arrived at this apartment building on the 300 block of east 27th street. he was asking someone passing miti used his cell phone to call 911. we're told he checked on his son and noticed the infant was making a strange noise like he was having trouble breathing. we're told police picked up his son and tried to assess -- resuscitate him. he realized he was pushing too hard while doing cpr. he admitted holding his son and claimed as he tried to put the child into the playpen, he fell out of his arms and fell to the hardwood floor, striking his face. he picked of his son and wiped his face and put him in the playpen.
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he noticed that troubles having trouble breathing. he observed his son was not breathing. he attempted to perform cpr but could not revive him. autopsy results say the infant had multiple fractured revs, other injuries, and bruises. the death was ruled a homicide. the medical examiner determined the injuries were not consistent with a child simply being dropped to the floor. >> the investigation into a deadly break-in in glen burnie continues. a store employee shot and killed someone who entered a coin shop in baltimore and annapolis boulevard. keith phillip died. so far, no charges have been
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filed. >> the boy is in critical condition after being in a car that struck a tow truck. the incident, happened at 10:00 p.m. last night. the 7-year-old was in the front passenger's seat when the driver, lisa middledorf, struck them. the investigation is ongoing. >> three people are in the care of the red cross following a fire. this is a photo on skagssville road. it was put out quickly. investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. another fire in baltimore county before 13:30 a.m. a chimney fire had spread to the
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attic. no injuries were reported. president obama is heading back to washington thursday to negotiate with congress, a way to avert this booklet but only the senate will be back in session. >> house members have not been called back to work. >> president obama is cutting his holiday vacation sure to come back and work on a deal. any deal may be a short-term fix. president obama will be leaving forwarmth of yhawaii washington. there is no specific deal on the table. democrats blame republicans for not agreeing to end tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. >> we're not going to let the rich pay one dime more. there is something awfully wrong with that picture.
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the american public is seeing that. >> republicans will not agree. they see there may be room for compromise. >> i know i am not in the majority and the red states annett -- in the senate. we have to sit down and hammer something out. >> if no deal is reached, americans will see their income taxes go up. 2 million peoplwill lose their jobless benefits. $110 billion in spending cuts will hit federal agencies. analysts predict fewer companies will hire. >> that level of activity will translate into consumption, lack of business investment, supporting as moving toward an economic contraction. with only the senate returning thursday, president obama will
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likely turn to his allies. -- to his allies, harry reid, to craft a deal. >> a new ultrasound tool could last blood clots in lungs. >> technology is blamed for the lack of fitness but a company is looking to use the device is to encourage athleticism. >> christmas is over and it is time for the post-holiday sales.
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>> a discovery getting back to biblical times is under arrest near jerusalem. there were also several sacred vessels. the finds are rare. pope benedict xvi called on catholics to fearlessly support their faith. the pontiff delivered his prayer before a crowd gathered in st.
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peter's square. he spoke of the first christian murartyrs. the pontiff also expressed support and encouragement of all christians to suffer persecution. nearly 40% of people who suffer from pulmonary embolism face major problems. embolism causes heart to work harder which could lead to heart failure. the usual treatment would be clot-busting madison called = = called tpa. >> it delivers the medications for the catheter but it also has ultrasound energy that helps loosen up the clot and allows the tpa to work faster and more
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effectively. >> ecos is still in clinical trials but the catheter reduces the amount of drugs a patient needs. texas researchers found when five month bills were given support to help them set up the demonstrated similar learning patterns as older babies. advantage the older babies have is they could sit up and reach and touch objects. bemis or not the courage to set up may miss out on * to learn. -- opportunities to learn. a small north carolina company is trying to change that by turning technology into an impetus for active play in children. eric edwards has the story. >> these kids are doing their own thing on the playground.
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while competing with each other in a virtual world. this is sqord. a combination game and real- world exercises. >> our idea is not to say that technology is the problem. but embrace it and say can be part of the solution. >> it tracks physical activity and captures a range of motion, duration, and energy. >> kids see which of their friends for the most exercise in a day. >> i did not notice any smack talk on there. >> although bragging rights are involved, kids can only communicate by listing -- a sliding from a list of positive
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phrases. it is during this time that physical activity plummet. >> it is a vulnerable time during this middle school transition. parents may have to work harder to find their children, but for activity. >> children do not have to be a soccer star or the fastest runner. all you have to do is play. in our experiment, kids would not stop moving. jogging extra laps and hopping around while waiting to see their score. >> want to put it on i wanted to get more points so i went and played soccer with my brother. >> it is slowly going viral. taking the interest of the ymca. pilot programs have begun in some florida and colorado schools. >> the wintry mix has many drivers gripping the snow and ice off their car windshields and their driveways.
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shoveling snow may increase the risk for heart attack for some people. experts say combine their blood vessels with vigorous shoveling and you have a recipe for trouble. they suggest warming up before picking up the shovel and wearing a scarf over your mouth and nose to warm the air you breathe. >> it was interesting weather day. imagine the thermal profile in the hemisphere you'd have to have to have these different weather * in 12 hours. there was a combination of sleet and freezing rain and now rain. going back and forth. things are slowing down. the rest of the evening will be ok. temperatures are climbing. let's look at how much snow we had. before a changeover. an inch and a half. up to 3 inches in westminster.
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that has been compressed b. some ice is possible. it will be tapering off. the temperature is at or below freezing in some spots. you might have a problem on the road still. it is 32, and frederick. the cold air is wedged into the valleys and it is having a hard time scoring out. we have a strong east wind going try to bring in some warmer air. it has a tough time penetrating into those far western suburbs. there could be some freezing rain. the back edge of the study precipitation is approaching from the south and west. you see how it tapers off from
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washington towards hagerstown. there is still some heavy rain in the eastern shore and some steady rain abouaround baltimor. there will be some scattered showers but the steady rain will taper off. other big story is the wind. the wind has been gusting up to 40 miles an hour. we had a 40-mile an hour gusts at eastern. the storm is barreling up the coast and wraps in the moisture around the top of it. it will continue to pull away for the -- to the northeast. it will be it windy day on thursday but it should be a lot more quiet than today. steady rain is ending and some scattered showers late tonight. temperatures stay steady in the 30's. a windy night and tomorrow with a chance for rain or snow shower in the morning. the high temperature around 41. the weather is a nice on friday. but nice. there is another story behind this one scheduled to come in
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for the beginning of the weekend. that will be mostly small. we will not switch around precipitation types. it should be mostly small. too early to talk about how much but we will keep an eye on it. lowell will be there to talk about it. >> calling 911 may someday be replaced with texting 911. >> the police involved incident. live from westminster with the latest. >> of former major-league baseball player was arrested over the holiday. who and why as we cover the nation.
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>> the text to 911? >> what is the address? >> texts are the future. >> we're going to see the texting. >> they go fast without clogging communications. >> people have an additional means to get in contact. i would be concerned about doing it while you drive. >> it could maybe this greatly text. >> that might be good for people who are in a hazardous situation. >> a teacher locked with kids in a closet could signal help. >> we could get a dozen of those year. >> there is a downside.
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the infrastructure is nowhere near ready. if you text in an emergency -- qyou must add the city. what if the texter does not know where he is? >> i have a gps phone. >> it is two miles from here. >> dispatchers can not easily give life-saving directions. time would be lost. setting up a phone call. >> it is about delivering that service in a timely manner. >> it looks very complicated. >> a long time stable in the wedding scene will no longer host. >> it has to do with the
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opposition to same-sex marriage. >> after an officer involved shooting. we're live in carroll county. shoppers are hitting the malls.
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>> you are watching wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. with stan stovall and donna hamilton. your insta-weatherplus forecast
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with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer and skyteam 11 covering breaking news where you live. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> the police involved shooting in carroll county. >> edward becker, jr. one shot and killed after a confrontation with three officers. we how the latest from westminster. >> authorities say the officer shot and killed the suspect out of self-defense. it led to a deadly and unfortunate confrontation. officers responded after his parents called 911. his father reported his son was drinking and acting out of control. >> becker had used a hammer to
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break the windshield of his father's truck. when police arrived becker did not settle down. when they got to the scene, the approach the subject. he still had a hammer. >> when the officer saw him walking down the street toward them they exited their vehicles and shouted several times to becker to drop the hammer and surrender. becker refused. he continued to approach the officers. >> once he got within arm's length and raised the hammer, the officer feared for his life and charged -- discharged one round, striking him in the upper torso. >> becker was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. we attempted to speak to his family but they were too distraught to make a comment after their phone call took a tragic turn. >> i am pretty sure the reason they made a phone call is if you have a subject with a hammer that could be a danger to
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others. they are thinking of what he could do to others. there were trying to prevent anything further from happening. >> he was described as a good man but had a troubled past. earlier this year he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and in 2004 he was charged and pleaded guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia. the officer had to -- has been placed on gunheim routine administrative leave. >> here is a look at some of our top stories. the father who called 9114 as a child remains in custody. -- 911 for his child remains in custody. ware told city police he found his seven-week old son not
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breathing. autopsy results showed the infant had multiple injuries including fractured ribs. the medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide. a popular location will no longer offer weddings. voicing his opposition to same- sex marriage. he said it will cost him $50,000 in revenue and stated he will post a full explanation on his company's web site by january 1. the first day that the couples will be able to marry in maryland. discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. in public accommodations. scores of accidents reported from the western suburbs of baltimore and to the mountains. snow emergency plans for activated this morning.
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as snow and sleet pelted the region. temperatures were expected to rise. the department of transportation wants motorists to travel enough distance behind other vehicles. if you have concerns about traffic conditions you can call 311. >> the holiday shopping season is not over. the return for those after christmas deals. >> white marsh mall opened early. it is just as busy as the week leading up to christmas because of our customers coming in as they are on vacation. to exchange gifts and by four family members and friends. it is just as busy. >> shoppers were out early. >> i am getting great deals.
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the boots are buy one get one free. that is a great deal. the best thing to do is shop after christmas. >> is a better deal this time of year. after christmas, everything is half price. we want the deals. >> for some families is not just about the sales. shopping the day after christmas has become a tradition almost as big as the holiday itself. >> it is a tradition we have had. we come out and shot. >> every year we go and spend a day after christmas to get what is left over. >> in addition to cashing in the gift cards, they see a lot of returns and exchanges. even people stocking up on things for next christmas. >> we need is some christmas lights, icicles, that did not work after i applaud the man. >> officials say they are on par to see sales increase over last
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year. >> the man reported responsible for the deadly ambush on a group of new york firefighters had a violent past to begin with. >> the gruesome find from inside the suspect's home. >> if you can believe it, a tornado strikes and alabama town on christmas day. a closer look at the wreckage. hqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhq
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>> more details concerning the ambush of four firefighters. william spengler shot and killed two firefighters and injured two others. six surrounding homes were destroyed. authorities discovered are rambling note. >> i have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like
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doing best, killing people. >> police say spengler who serve time for the hammer attack of his grandfather killed himself after exchanging gunfire with an officer. it is reported human remains were found and they may belong to his missing sister. no word on what may have been his motive in this ambush. >> andrew jones is out on a $2,400 bond after being arrested christmas day on a battery charge. he was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance call outside his home. no other details concerning the altercation have been released. he signed a one-year $3.50 million deal to play in japan next season. >> a spokesperson for charges to be bush said the former president remains hospitalized as his favor elevates. he was initially being treated
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for a bronchitis-like cough. he has been put on a liquid diet. doctors are still try to figure out the cause of the fever. he is 88. the oldest living u.s. presidents. >> people in southern alabama are cleaning up after or -- a tornado touched down christmas day. numerous homes were damaged or destroyed and several roads are covering -- are covered with debris. forecasters say the tornado was part of a line of severe storms that swept across the southeast. there have not been any reports of the injury or fatalities. >> your favorite cooking dishes may be a hazard. >> a doubt of every 10 americans homes experience incidents of glass coke were failing including pyrex product. >> i look at the weather from across the country. >> our storm will be winding
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down. we have another one in the seven-day forecast. here's a look outside. 37 at the airport. weather is next.
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>> a old were city father says he accidentally dropped his son. police say he killed his son. new developments involving a grand jury.
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call or click today. >> 'tis the season for patience. if you are one of the millions of people plan to travel. >> a mess of winter storms are ripping the country from coast to coast. quex long lines at some airports across the country on one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season. a massive winter storm causing frustration from northern california to the eastern seaboard. at the dallas-fort worth international airport, 1000 people woke up in the terminal. 400 flights were canceled or delayed. >> we should be back in north carolina enjoying our home. >> but instead. >> we're right here. >> hundreds of thousands of
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customers lost power across the gulf region because of the storm. sleet and heavy snow interrupted ground travel throughout much of the country. >> treacherous conditions in indiana including ice and snow. storm systems stretch from the west where traffic was nearly halted. >> we have been on the road since 6:00 a.m. >> thunderstorms spawned at least one tornado that touched down in mobile, alabama on christmas day, downing trees and power lines and damaging some homes. >> it is the most horrible feeling in the world to watch it coming at you and there's nowhere to go. >> dangerous conditions and altered plans from the wintry mix. one family reunion and holiday trip delayed due to weather was
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salvaged. >> we're heading to disney for five days. >> in the grip of winter, some happy endings. >> we had our fair fair share of that storm. we have freezing rain and sleet, we have had thunderstorms across the lower eastern shore. just about every kind of weather you can imagine during the day. things are slowing down. the temperatures are above freezing in most locations. there is a winter weather advisory. still a slight chance there could be some slippery spots. the cold air does not want to get out of those lower valleys. there's a chance you could have some freezing rain. 32 in frederick. there could still be some problems on the roads but the
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temperature climbed into the -- temperatures climb into the 40's. the other good news is the steady rain has come to an end. heading up into new jersey. leaving behind scattered showers. the steady rain is gone but often not showers will be with us through tomorrow morning. the wind has been casting around the top of the storm close to 40 miles an hour. the 42 mile an hour gusts in easton. 41 in westminster. the wind will stay with us into tomorrow morning. everything will wraparound behind it. the wind direction will shift from the northeast to the northwest tomorrow but it still will be windy as the storm pulls away. there is another storm upstream waiting for sign saturday.
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this is it, moving across the rocky mountains. that will business for the beginning of the weekend. the steady rain coming to an end. there could be some icing in the far north suburbs. temperatures holding steady. tomorrow, there could be a rain or snow shower as the storm pulls away. it will be windy and chilly. a high around 41 degrees. some sunshine and the storm on saturday. that looks like it will be mostly snow. we will not bounce around with precipitation types. it is too early to say how much snow. the new year looks ok. there is a slight chance for rain or snow shower on thursday but that does not look like a big deal. >> our favorite holiday dishes are most likely made in pyrex
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glass coke where. it has been one of the best known brands in their kitchen -- our kitchen. it is in a debt of 10 american homes. the number of reported incidents of a glass cookware feeling has increased. every piece includes instructions. there has been an upward trend in the alleged incident involving all glass cookware. >> we hear more complaints about this than any other kitchen or utensil. it is not as indestructible as we thought it was. >> the criticism is misleading and not fair. it has been making pyrex, where the same way for six years -- cookware the same way for six years, the company said.
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average travelers can enter a program. travelers must get past a bomb sniffing dog and an agent who is trained to detect suspicious behavior. they hope to expand the program in the next year. prices has increased 4% in october compared to a year ago. that is the largest year-over- year increase in two and a half years. the home buyer tax credit temporarily boost sales. analysts attribute the jump to lower interest rates. fewer homes on love market, and growing consumer confidence.
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lawmakers seem to be incapable of coming to agreements even on a farm bill in congress which may mean higher milk prices in the coming year. the price of milk could rise from its current average cost of $3.65 a gallon to as much as $7 a gallon if congress fails to pass a new form bill. gas is cheaper. the governor -- former would have to follow legislation dating back to the truman presidency which would force washington to buy milk at inflated prices. it would be based on what a cost to produce milk in 1949 when it was basically done by hand. speaking of the fiscal cliff, starbucks is making a political push. the ceo wants d.c. area stores to read the words come together serve thursday and friday. he wrote president be bystanders, you and your customers have an opportunity
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and i believe we all have a responsibility to spend our -- send our elected officials a respectful but potent measurmes. the writing exercise will be carried out employees at 120 starbucks around d.c. president obama and congressional leaders will go back to work thursday. if they do not reach a deal by next week, tax hikes and automatic government spending cuts take effect. >> shoppers descended to grab christmas sales. they rushed into shops when the doors opened. some stores cut prices up to 75%. the day after christmas is very important for retails in central london. more than $80 million is expected to be spent today. 100,000 shoppers are expected to pass. the deadline for the fiscal
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cliff edging closer. the president and lawmakers will return to washington. what lies ahead and is there time to reach a deal? i look at the true holiday spectacular in howard county. stay tuned as we look at the symphony of lights.
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>> many families packed up and took a drive through the symphony of flights. this is the 19th year for the
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gigantic light show. tommy culp was there and brought this back with him. >>♪
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>> how nice. that is all for me. here is what is next. >> we still got some rain out there. we talk about how this storm
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will wind down. >> a baltimore man indicted in the death of his son. >> an officer involved shooting. we have the latest. >> you're watching wbal tv 11. live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> sleet and snow and treacherous conditions caused panic for folks heading back to work. travelers making their way out of town and everyone in between. the storm blanketed the east coast. it is making things tough for people heading home. accidents peppered the roadway. we're getting word right now that 1400 customers are without power as a result of high wind.
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some wires were knocked down near the beltway. and as the [indiscernible] could another wintery mix be on the horizon? >> it has been quite a day. we started out with the freezing rain and sleet and snow and a change over to all rain. and a mix of everything out there. conditions are improving. things will get better. we're looking at the headlines as we go through the next couple of hours. there is some ice possible in the far northwestern suburbs. you could have slipping and sliding going on. the temperatures are above freezing and the rain will come to an end. the wind is going to stay with us, gusting up to 30 or 40 miles an hour. there is the possibility that we will have another storm coming


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